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Gluten Free Almond Cream Cheese Bars

Crust
1 box Immaculate Baking Co.™ Gluten Free sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter, softened (Smart Balance)
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
1 egg
Filling
12 oz cream cheese, softened (Daiya Cream Cheese)
3/4 cup Immaculate Baking Co.™ cane sugar (I prefer raw sugar)
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 eggs
Frosting
2 cups gluten-free powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened (Smart Balance)
2 tablespoons milk (Non-Dairy)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup sliced almonds, chopped (optional)
 25min prep time
 
 235mins total time
 
 36 Barsservings
Directions
  1. 1 
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  2. 2 
    In medium bowl, stir Crust ingredients until soft dough forms.
    Step 2
  3. 3 
    Press mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
    Step 3
  4. 4 
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese and cane sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon almond extract and 3 eggs; beat 2 minutes, scraping side of bowl halfway through beating. Pour over partially baked crust.
    Step 4
  5. 5 
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour
  6. 6 
    In small bowl, beat all Frosting ingredients except almonds with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Carefully spread over filling. Sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Store covered in refrigerator.
    Step 6
Notes
The secret for cutting bars easily is to line the pan with heavy-duty foil. When it is time to cut the bars, just lift the baked bars with the foil out of the pan, and cut.
Cheesecake bars cut best straight from the refrigerator. Use a wet sharp knife, wiping off crumbs after each cut.
Cooking Gluten Free?
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
1 Bar:
Calories170
 Calories from Fat70
Total Fat8g
 Saturated Fat4.5g
 Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol40g
Sodium135mg
Potassium30mg
Potassium22g
 Dietary Fiber0g
Dietary Fiber1g
% Daily Value:
 Vitamin A6%
 Vitamin A0%
 Calcium0%
 Iron0%
Exchanges:
 Starch1/2
 Other Carbohydrate1
 Fat1 1/2
Carbohydrate Choices1 1/2


Recipe borrowed from: https://www.immaculatebaking.com/recipes/3-gluten-free-almond-cream-cheese-bars/

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